FLATTENED FAUNA: A FIELD GUIDE TO COMMON ANIMALS OF ROADS, STREETS, AND HIGHWAYS

Are you one of those hundreds, perhaps millions, of Americans who have seen dead animals on the road and wondered, "That wasn't a dog or a cat--I wonder what it was?" If so, this is the book for you. It is devoted to making the experience of seeing dead animals on the road meaningful, even enjoyable. Brought to the attention of the Transportation Research Information Services (TRIS) by Arthur B. Mobley, this book will make your typical cross-country family trip nearly as exciting as a visit to the Serengeti Plain. The log-book of a dead-animal afficionado in California, on one 480-mile trip in the spring of 1984, revealed a total of 9 reptiles, 58 birds, and 161 mammals. A late summer vacation along the highways of almost any state will provide you with an even larger number of sightings. The current world record for one day's observation, dating back to 1933, is 598 rabbits on 50 miles of two-lane asphalt road near Boise, Idaho.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Ten Speed Press

    P.O. Box 7123
    Berkeley, CA  United States  94707
  • Authors:
    • Knutson, R M
  • Publication Date: 1987

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 94 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00620554
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0-89815-186-4
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1992 12:00AM